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Photos: Pretoria Launch of Two New Titles from Deep South

Robert BeroldBernat Kruger & Sunica Schreinerthe deep south national poetry tour july 2008

launching bernat kruger’s never and robert berold’s all the days.

alicedale station is dominated by a small dry mountain. right next to the station is an enormous steel structure. the train arrives at 3.30pm.

it travels all night. the blankets on my bed are thin, and the heater in the compartment isn’t working (or as bernat says in one of his poems in true south african idiom, it doesn’t want to work). when I wake up we are nowhere near joburg. running four hours late. I borrow the dining car waiter’s cellphone to inform michael in joburg.

the joburg launch is at the wits writing centre run by the ever-helpful pam nichols. it’s a place where writers can come to read and write. zweli the rasta poet is there, getting ready for the jozi spoken word festival. I remember his lines from years ago: I don’t feel gooood I don’t have fooood. this time he does. they have laid on lots of snacks and fruit juice. where are the people? not many. only about 15 people. but they listen.

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New Poetry Launch: Never by Bernat Kruger and All the Days by Robert Berold


Deep South Publishing invites you to the launch of two new books of poems: Never by Bernat Kruger and my new book, All the Days. The books will be launched in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

“Bernat Kruger has something which seems increasingly rare in South African poetry today – a truly distinctive voice… insatiable, frenetic, reaching across the South African landscape, from the malls of Germiston to farms in Standerton and the back valleys of Limpopo… Kruger is inspired by the fleeting effervescence of life, wanting to grab every moment, to hold every breath, to live every second.”

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